National Student Advertising Competition

Participate in the 2017 District 3 National Student Advertising Competition

The American Advertising Federation (AAF) announced Tai Pei as the 2017 sponsor of the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC).

The National Student Advertising Competition is sponsored annually by a national advertiser who provides a product case study. Student Chapters in each district develop complete marketing campaigns for competition on the district level. Winners at the district level go on to compete for the National Awards at the AAF National Conference.

Over the last 43 years, nearly 150,000 future advertising professionals across the nation have jump-started their careers through the American Advertising Federation’s (AAF’s) National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), which provides college students with the hands-on, practical experience necessary to be competitive in the industry. At the same time, 43 real-world companies – one each year to sponsor the program – have had the unique benefit of getting the marketing insights of thousands of college students, trained in the art and science of advertising, and organized into teams that act as advertising agencies to focus their energies on their sponsor’s brand. The 43rd sponsor of the AAF’s NSAC is Tai Pei.

The competition requires AAF college chapter members to develop a 32-page marketing campaign and 20-minute presentation in response to a real-world case study co-authored by Tai Pei and the AAF Academic Division. This year’s campaign objective will be to develop a fully integrated marketing and retail campaign to help make the Tai Pei brand and products relevant to younger Millennial consumers (spanning from college-aged thru mid-20s). The regional finalists will then be narrowed down to the top eight teams during the semi-finals, and advance to the national finals to pitch their campaign one last time to compete for the national title during the AAF’s National Conference, ADMERICA, at New Orleans, Louisiana June 7 – 10, 2017.

This year’s district competition will take place on April 8th at the Hilton Garden Inn, Cary-Raleigh and events will stretch across the full day leading up to an evening awards ceremony to honor the best in advertising from students in District 3.

More Information

For more information on participating as a competing school, sponsor, judge or volunteer, contact Amanda Longo, D3 NSAC Coordinator, at 919.917.4789 or

The sponsorship packet can be downloaded by clicking here.


District 3 is committed to financially assisting and maintaining a high level of support to AAF College Chapters, AAF National Student Competition Teams, and advertising students in general. For more information about our efforts, click here to read about our Advertising Education Sponsor (AES) program.


Have Questions? Contact:

Amanda LongoAmanda Longo, Third District NSAC Chair
Training Industry, Inc.
401 Harrison Oaks Blvd., Suite 300
Cary, NC 27513
919-653-4996 – office
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2016 NSAC Winner – University of Virginia!

Congratulations to UVA from District 3, who also won the District 3 Local Competition.

Full list of results for 2016 District 3 NSAC Competition

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